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Dolores O'Riordan

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Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was born in Ballybricken, a town 8 miles outside Limerick on Sept. 6, 1971. Her parents are Eileen and Terrance. Terrance was in a wheelchair due to a motorcycle accident. Dolores is the youngest of seven children; she is one of two girls. In the late eighties, Dolores met up with her band members-to-be. Feargal Lawler of Parteen, and Mike and Noel Hogan of Moycross gave Dolores the music to their future hit "Linger". She came back the next day with lyrics. It took some time for The Cranberries to take off, very emotionally impacting Dolores who was overcome with frustration. Their debut album, "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We" is a quote-Dolores said it while the band members were part of an audience at a concert. It was in America where the Cranberries first found satisfying success - when they returned to their native Ireland, success was awaiting them there as well. Dolores' life has gone from railing against war and childhood strife (she has always been an avid child advocate) and condemning disrespectful lovers, to deciding that she is "Free to Decide". Her family live has brightened up her music (not changing it for the better or worse).  See full bio on IMDb »

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Left Final Voicemail Before Death

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Voicemail Audio Just Hours Before Death ... Cheerful, Ready to Record

Dolores O'Riordan sounded pumped and ready to belt out her old tune with a new band the day she died ... this according to her last voicemail ever. TMZ has obtained a voice message Dolores left… READ MORE >

Dolores O'Riordan's Funeral Held in Cranberries' Hometown

Dolores O'Riordan
Laid to Rest in Ireland

Dolores O'Riordan's bandmates, family and friends gathered to lay her to rest Tuesday in the band's hometown. The surviving Cranberries -- Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler -- were in… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan Mourned During Open Coffin Public Reposal

Dolores O'Riordan
Mourned by Hundreds In Open Coffin Public Reposal

Dolores O'Riordan was mourned by hundreds this weekend in her native Ireland during an open coffin public reposal -- where bystanders said goodbye to the Cranberries singer. Dolores' body was on… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
Rod Stewart Reacts to Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan's Death

Rod Stewart
On Cranberries Singer's Death ... We're All Dropping Like Flies!!!

Rod Stewart's reaction to Dolores O'Riordan's death might not be the most sensitive, but it's definitely real ... and kinda dark. Rod was leaving Il Piccolino Monday night in WeHo when we asked… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Dolores O'Riordan, Cranberries Music Sales Up Over 900k Percent After Death

Dolores O'Riordan
Music Sales Up Over 900k% ... After Sudden Death

Dolores O'Riordan's sudden unexplained death has made tidal waves in the music world -- just take a look at her sales online ... which are up over 900,000%. Dolores' music both on her own and with… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dead at 46 (UPDATE)

Dolores O'Riordan
Cranberries Singer Dead at 46

3:10 PM PT -- Friends of Dolores tell TMZ ... she had been "dreadfully depressed" in recent weeks, and was also suffering with a lot of back pain. 11:08 AM PT -- Dolores tried taking her life by… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Singer of the Cranberries: 'Memba Her?!

Singer of the Cranberries
'Memba Her?!

With '90s hits like "Linger," "Ode to My Family," "Ridiculous Thoughts" and "Salvation," Dolores O'Riordan became famous as the lead singer of the Cranberries. Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

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